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art The Story of My Life is a new public mural by Logan Hicks at Houston and Bowery (NW corner). Hicks imagined how Spring and Greene Streets would look if the important people in the artist's life were walking on the same street at the same time. (His imagination was helped by photographing many of his actual peeps gathered together in the location).

photography At Hans P. Kraus, Jr. Fine Photographs, 962 Park [82nd/83rd] 212.794.2064, Adam Fuss Daguerreotypes & The Womb of the Pre-Raphaelite Imagination showcases the works of the contemporary photographer and his fascination with 19th century techniques.

movie Spalding Gray, the great writer and monologist, who died in 2004, starred in the movie Swimming to Cambodia in 1987. It was directed by Jonathan Demme and has a soundtrack by Laurie Anderson. The director will be at IFC on October 4, 7pm for a screening and discussion.

theater The bountifully talented Sarah Jones (Bridge & Tunnel) is in previews now at Manhattan Theatre Club with her new one-person show, SELL/BUY/DATE.

book The Nix, by Nathan Hill is the kind of novel invariably described as 'sprawling'—which, in this case means brilliant, hugely entertaining, but a little uneven. Ignore the last part.

tv Not unlike Sarah Jones, Tracey Ullman contains multitudes, on display in a new HBO series in which Ullman plays a Judi Dench who likes to act out more than act, Maggie Smith auditioning for a sci-fi movie, and she gives us a behind-the-scenes look at Angela Merkel. This is a NSFW preview. Ullman will be at 92Y for a screening and discussion on Sunday, October 23, 8pm.

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

fri 6:30pm: get a peek into the minds behind netflix series making a murderer when emmy-winning creators moira demos and laura ricciardi discuss their take on filmmaking and narrative technique. columbia university's miller theatre, free (rsvp).

fri 7:30pm: the manhattan school of music philharmonic performs a tribute to charlie parker's 1949-50 orchestral recordings. free.

sat 10am-6pm: overcome the chilly weather at the 24th annual chile pepper festival, where there'll be 62 spicy food vendors serving up sauces and condiments, chocolates and sweets, pickles and kimchi, and more. plus, six bands, fire breathers, and activities for kids. brooklyn botanic garden, $20 general, $15 students/seniors (includes garden admission).

sat-sun 11-7pm: tons of artists open their doors for viewings and parties at this annual bushwick open studios, all within walking distance from each other.

sat 6pm, 7pm, 8pm: get lit at the annual lit crawl nyc, a roaming bar crawl that takes over 15 east village and lower east side bars, cafes, and galleries with readings, wordy games, and of course booze. free admission.

sun 12:30-7pm: the 29th annual celebration of deepavali, aka diwali, takes over south street seaport with indian food, vendors, music, dancing, and more, culminating in a fireworks display. free admission

thru sun: 70 contemporary dance companies from around the world perform at the 16th annual dumbo dance festival. gelsey kirkland artscenter, free/pay-what-you-will.

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